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Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes, in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory. In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics,... Read More

Born5 April 1588
Westport, Wiltshire, England
Died4 December 1679 (aged 91)
Derbyshire, England
Era17th-century philosophy
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